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A voyage to the South sea, undertaken by command of His Majesty, for the purpose of conveying the bread-fruit tree to the West Indies, in His Majesty's ship the Bounty, commanded by Lieutenant William Bligh. Including an account of the mutiny on board the said ship, and the subsequent voyage of part of the crew, in the ship's boat, from Tofoa, one of the Friendly islands, to Timor, a Dutch settlement in the East Indies ..


Published 1792
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The account of the mutiny was published separately with title: A narrative of the mutiny, on board His Majesty's ship Bounty ... Dublin, 1790


Publisher London, Printed for G. Nicol
Pages 316
Language English
Call number 31735061323469
Digitizing sponsor Lyrasis Members and Sloan Foundation
Book contributor University of Pittsburgh Library System
Collection university_pittsburgh; americana

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Reviewer: admin-jeff-sharpe - - January 31, 2013
Subject: Excellent book.
Whether you are interested in early voyages to the Pacific islands, or specifically the voyage and mutiny on the HMS Bounty, this account of Captain Bligh's voyage makes great reading. Bligh's account of the mutiny begins on page 154. What I find amazing is that Bligh and 18 others were cast off on a boat in the middle of the Pacific Ocean that was only 2'9" deep! He was then able to sail that boat for thousands of miles with few provisions, and not only survive the sea and hostile natives, but to chart other unexplored islands as well. The diagram of the boat is on leaf 195. Despite his portrayal in the movies, he must've been an incredible person and a master sailor. He was also in the voyages with Captain Cook which in many ways are more amazing than this. For those interested here are those accounts: http://archive.org/details/accountofvoyages01hawk http://archive.org/details/accountofvoyages_02hawk http://archive.org/details/accountofvoyages03hawk
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